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Review: could Boniva cause Heart palpitations?

Summary: Heart palpitations is found among people who take Boniva, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Fosamax, and have Osteoporosis.

We study 16,170 people who have side effects while taking Boniva from FDA and social media. Among them, 227 have Heart palpitations. Find out below who they are, when they have Heart palpitations and more.

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Boniva has active ingredients of ibandronate sodium. It is often used in osteoporosis. (latest outcomes from 16,362 Boniva users)

Heart palpitations

Heart palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, pain. (latest reports from 52,154 Heart palpitations patients)

On Apr, 18, 2015: 16,170 people reported to have side effects when taking Boniva. Among them, 227 people (1.40%) have Heart Palpitations.

Trend of Heart palpitations in Boniva reports

Time on Boniva when people have Heart palpitations * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Heart palpitations17.61%11.32%5.66%24.53%35.22%5.66%0.00%

Age of people who have Heart palpitations when taking Boniva * :

Heart palpitations0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.46%9.72%41.20%48.61%

Severity of Heart palpitations when taking Boniva ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Heart palpitations50.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%

How people recovered from Heart palpitations ** :


Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (168 people, 74.01%)
  2. Osteopenia (92 people, 40.53%)
  3. Hypothyroidism (24 people, 10.57%)
  4. Hypertension (23 people, 10.13%)
  5. Rheumatoid arthritis (17 people, 7.49%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Fosamax (150 people, 66.08%)
  2. Synthroid (32 people, 14.10%)
  3. Alendronate sodium (22 people, 9.69%)
  4. Prevacid (20 people, 8.81%)
  5. Singulair (19 people, 8.37%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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